Super Mario Bros. 3 Coming To 3DS And Wii U Virtual Consoles

By Ishaan . August 7, 2013 . 8:00am

Nintendo announced a number of Virtual Console games headed to Nintendo 3DS in North America during their Nintendo Direct this morning. Here’s what’s on the horizon:


  • Carnival ‘92: Recca – “Soon”
  • Wario Land 3 – “Soon”
  • Donkey Kong (NES version) – August 15th
  • Tecmo Bowl – September
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 – Both on 3DS and Wii U in 2013


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  • golden izanagi

    good to know that one of my favorite mario games is coming to the 3ds finally, been playing it on the wii and have yet to get my favorite power ups the tanuki and hammer suits.

  • Zero_Destiny

    Cool, one of my favorite games ever. Me and my brother were just talking about how the Wii U really needed Mario Bros 3 on it, and here it is! Can’t wait to play it again.

  • homogenized

    “Carnival ‘92: Recca”
    Whoa. Never thought I’d ever see this game get any official western exposure.

    • Armane

      I wonder how the second part of the game will work.

  • Zen Grenadier

    They’re releasing Tecmo Bowl again?

    Bo Jackson is back, fellas!

  • Amine Hsu Nekuchan

    *More NES and GB/GBC games*
    Come on, can’t we get some SNES and GBA games?

    • Amine Hsu Nekuchan

      (( although a US release of Star Ocean: Blue Sphere would be amazing… if we can get that and Lufia 3, then the Virtual Console will have all the best GBC games I can think of off-hand))

      • RisukuAozora

        There was a Star Ocean on GBC? Still what’s the chances that Square Enix would even let us have it on VC?

        • Amine Hsu Nekuchan

          There was it was a dirrect sequel to SO2 with Precis and Ashton as the main characters (instead of Rena and Claude). It featured 2d side-scrolling battles (like the early Tales games) and a level up system completely dependent on Skills. Even unable to speak Japanese the game was glorious.

  • hazelnut1112

    Good thing I still haven’t spend those $5 on my eShop wallet.

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Awesome! ^^

  • Strain42

    Okay…soooo…when? I’d love to pick up Super Mario Bros. 3, but when? That’s the big question right now.

  • Foryth

    Yes! I’ve been wanting Mario 3 on my 3DS ever since I got that e-shop credit. I must’ve somehow felt it was coming. :)

  • ModernMan

    When is the game going to be re-re-re-released?? They said September and now September is over. How hard is it re re-release this again? And is it really that hard to release more than one NES game a week? This is getting pathetic.

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